Inspiration

*

Incredible Lead Pencil Sculptures

Published by

Since a young age, São Paulo-born artist Dalton Ghetti had a knack for tools. For his 9th Birthday, Ghetti received a set of metal tools for children. This is what he believes began his love of carving and hobby for carpentry. At 24, he moved to the USA where he earned an associate of arts degree in architecture, while working as a cabinet maker.
upon graduation he became employed as a home remodeller, a job which he continues doing today.

During his spare time, Ghetti enjoys carving small intricate objects our for lead pencils. His technique requires him to hold the pencil in his hand under a strong light source, carving with either a sewing needle or sharp triangular metal blade, gradually removing specks of graphite at a time. This process usually sees Ghetti working for one or two hour intervals at a time,
which results in the pieces taking months, or sometimes years to complete.

Website: http://www.daltonmghetti.com/

Dalton1

Dalton2

Dalton 2

Dalton 2

Dalton 6

Dalton 7

Dalton8

Dalton9

Dalton11

Dalton12

Dalton13

Dalton14

Dalton15

Dalton16

Dalton17

Dalton18

Dalton19

Dalton21

Dalton22

Dalton23

Dalton24

 

By Janet Duane

Comments

More Inspiration

*

Inspiration

Focal Point: Mixing old & new with Say What Studio

Benoit Berger and Nathalie Kapagiannidi are the creative duo behind Say What Studio. The pair mix vintage styles with modern designs to create super fresh typography, art direction and design from their Paris studio. We asked them about their unique...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
*

Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: 3 companies celebrating original craft

Today’s Brand Case Studies celebrates not one but three different creative makers and craftspeople who are forging new paths in the spirit of the old ways. We’re a fan of highlighting smaller brands who contribute to - rather than add to...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
*

Inspiration

Focal Point: For the love of print with Dan Mather

Dan Mather is an independent silkscreen printer and graphic designer, he creates printworks borne of passion and precision; all of which stem from his motto: 'For the love of print'. Hi Dan, first of all, how would you sum up your work? I...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
ad: Date a Creative